Outcome Evaluation for Recovery programme

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Evaluation Plan:
2007-2011, Eritrea
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
09/2010
Completion Date:
09/2010
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
26,000

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Title Outcome Evaluation for Recovery programme
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2007-2011, Eritrea
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2010
Planned End Date: 09/2010
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. 4.2.1 Sustainable reintegration of war affected Population
Evaluation Budget(US $): 26,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with From UN agencies (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR) and from Donors (USAID, NORWAY, EU, NETHERLANDS)
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: ERITREA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Next phase be designed to include 12 sub-zobas in Debub and Five suzobas in Gash Barka regions and IDP/Expellees included as part of the population that lives within selected sub-zobas;
2 Need for increased resources to address the plight of war and drought-affected populations based on a wider region and an all inclusive framework
3 Backlog of activities remain despite remarkable progress, especially for shelter in Gash Barka and this needs to be addressed on an urgent basis
4 Parallel funding has been ineffective and to do emergency interventions in pooled funding mode for efficiency and effectiveness ? pooled funding is the best modality for speedy implementation
5 Funds for emergency and recovery should be directly channeled to the regional administrations who have already demonstrated their capacity for managing and implementing interventions effectively and efficiently
6 For equity reasons, the JP should not be limited to the two highly war-affected regions (due to limited resources and risk of spreading them too thinly) but that needs of other equally suffering regions should also be addressed. Moreover, communities residing in other sub-regions (other than returnee/re-settlement areas) in Debub and Gash Barka should also receive emergency assistance
7 While pleased with the rapid progress made and with the rate of delivery as manifested in resources disbursed annually, donors strongly expressed the need for unhampered access to project sites for monitoring purposes, as this is an essential pre-requisite for their HQ to continue support. Moreover, they proposed visits on a monthly basis, rather securing permits on per-trip basis
8 Donors urged governors to open a dialogue with the government at the central level to update current procurement procedures to make it more efficient ? lack of imported building materials in the local market have greatly affected the timely completion of projects
9 Donors pledged to continue to support the recovery program and urged next that the framework program be a JP and that UN participating agencies, especially should support the pooled funding modality.
10 Participating UN agencies were urged to earmark to the JP from their core resources ? a meaningful JP is effective only if all participating UN agencies make a significant resource allocation
11 The UNDP Recovery Unit to develop a three-year framework for the next phase with inputs from the regions, donors and participating UN agencies for the period 2010-2012
12 Agreed on the use of the term ?Transition and Early Recovery? for the next phase of the JP
13 Stressed the importance of access to data
1. Recommendation: Next phase be designed to include 12 sub-zobas in Debub and Five suzobas in Gash Barka regions and IDP/Expellees included as part of the population that lives within selected sub-zobas;
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

A New program called Transition and Early Recovery programme formulated and its implementation has started as of 2010 in three regions of the country.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Formulate second phase program and mobilize resources for its implementation
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
2. Recommendation: Need for increased resources to address the plight of war and drought-affected populations based on a wider region and an all inclusive framework
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

Non Core Resource mobilization and allocate some funds from available core resources. Resources from UNOCHA, UNDP, Norwegian government, EC have been mobilized

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Non Core Resource mobilization and allocate some funds from available core resources
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
3. Recommendation: Backlog of activities remain despite remarkable progress, especially for shelter in Gash Barka and this needs to be addressed on an urgent basis
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

Resource Mobilization. The resources for this caseload needs huge amount of resources, which could not be covered due to lack of resources. In Total USD 14 Million needed to cover all the HHs.Some resources have been secured from the new TER programme from Norway and from UNHCR. Furthermore some resources could be assigned from Core. Overall the needs will be responded based on the availability of resources

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Resource Mobilization. The resources for this caseload needs huge amount of resources, which could not be covered due to lack of resources. In Total USD 14 Million needed to cover all the HHs.
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
4. Recommendation: Parallel funding has been ineffective and to do emergency interventions in pooled funding mode for efficiency and effectiveness ? pooled funding is the best modality for speedy implementation
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

Discussion with some UN agencies has been initiated such as UNHCR and UNICEF.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Advocate and urge other UN agencies to follow pooled funding implementation modality
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
5. Recommendation: Funds for emergency and recovery should be directly channeled to the regional administrations who have already demonstrated their capacity for managing and implementing interventions effectively and efficiently
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

Already in Place as implementation continued with the NEX modality.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transfer funds directly to Regions who have already demonstrated their capacity for managing and implementing interventions effectively and efficiently
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
6. Recommendation: For equity reasons, the JP should not be limited to the two highly war-affected regions (due to limited resources and risk of spreading them too thinly) but that needs of other equally suffering regions should also be addressed. Moreover, communities residing in other sub-regions (other than returnee/re-settlement areas) in Debub and Gash Barka should also receive emergency assistance
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

One more region that is SRS has been included from 2008 and more sub-regions have been included in Debub and Gash Barka regions in 2009 & 2010. If more resources are mobilized or available, other regions could be included.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Previously the JP only addresses IDPs, expellees and host communities, as prior return/resettlement and reintegration of the target communities was a priority in the Government?s intentions. However, with the new Transition and Early recovery programme an area based approach that addresses all vulnerable groups (war and drought affected) within the two regions and in the Southern Red Sea region introduced. However, there is limitation of resources to expand to other regions.
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
7. Recommendation: While pleased with the rapid progress made and with the rate of delivery as manifested in resources disbursed annually, donors strongly expressed the need for unhampered access to project sites for monitoring purposes, as this is an essential pre-requisite for their HQ to continue support. Moreover, they proposed visits on a monthly basis, rather securing permits on per-trip basis
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

Alternatively, rental vehicles have been used for urgent issues and one pick up vehicle has been provided to Gash Barka region.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discussion with the Government officials. In the mean time, the recovery unit in consultation with regions has started to decentralize the interventions to be carried out by Sub regions and kebabi administrations so that the interventions could be implemented efficiently and effectively.
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
8. Recommendation: Donors urged governors to open a dialogue with the government at the central level to update current procurement procedures to make it more efficient ? lack of imported building materials in the local market have greatly affected the timely completion of projects
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

Governor of Debub has been in a continuous dialogue with the government body that imports building materials and ensured provision of most of materials on time.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Governors to open up discussion with central government on procurement procedures of materials from abroad.
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
9. Recommendation: Donors pledged to continue to support the recovery program and urged next that the framework program be a JP and that UN participating agencies, especially should support the pooled funding modality.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

Norwegians pledge funds to the new TER framework. Framework of agreement has been signed with Norway.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Donors pledge Keeping the TER framework as JP Pooled funding
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
10. Recommendation: Participating UN agencies were urged to earmark to the JP from their core resources ? a meaningful JP is effective only if all participating UN agencies make a significant resource allocation
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

UNDP allocated significant amount of core resources to the programme. Other participating UN agencies need to earmark their core resources to the programme.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP allocated significant amount of core resources to the programme. Other participating UN agencies need to earmark their core resources to the programme.
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
11. Recommendation: The UNDP Recovery Unit to develop a three-year framework for the next phase with inputs from the regions, donors and participating UN agencies for the period 2010-2012
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

The new Transition and Early Recovery programme framework formulated and the framework of agreement was signed by the UNDP and Norwegian Government.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop and Formulate new Transition and Early recovery Framework and programme 2010-2012.
[Added: 2010/10/18]
recovery unit No due date No deadline established
12. Recommendation: Agreed on the use of the term ?Transition and Early Recovery? for the next phase of the JP
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

The new TER programme named as specified in all the documentation and communications, including in Atlas.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Name the new TER programme ?? Transition and Early Recovery?
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established
13. Recommendation: Stressed the importance of access to data
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/18]

UNDP provided all available data to the consultants.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Provide access to data. From UNDP side all available data was provided.
[Added: 2010/10/18]
Recovery unit No due date No deadline established

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